Feb 06 2019

Climate Change Focus Of $5.7 Million Alliance

By Kimberly Keelor-Parker for The Island Connection  The first multi-academic institution center in South Carolina to study the effects of ocean health-related illness and the interactions from climate change is initializing its operations. Funded by a $5.7 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), more than 20 researchers from five colleges …

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Feb 05 2019

Kiawah Island Community Association Gives Over $100,000

By Kiawah Island Community Association for The Island Connection The Kiawah Cares Foundation’s first annual Humanitarian Aid Fundraising Campaign generated just over $100,000 in donations to fund a variety of powerful programs addressing hunger, housing and wellness for the young and old on the Sea Islands in 2019. This campaign was a comprehensive effort to …

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Feb 05 2019

Bishop Gadsden’s President Steps Down

By Kimberly Borts for The Island Connection After more than 33 years of dedication, love, and service, Bill Trawick has announced his intention to retire from Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community. Trawick became CEO of Bishop Gadsden in January 1986 and facilitated the planning and fundraising for the new community on James Island. Bishop Gadsden …

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Feb 04 2019

Our Lady Of Mercy Community Outreach Hosts Love Your Neighbor Auction

By Jeannie Colson for The Island Connection Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach will host the Love Your Neighbor Auction from 1-4:30 p.m. on Feb. 10 at the Charleston Marriott Hotel. Guests will enjoy an open bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres while bidding on luxurious items such as a guided quail hunt for two at …

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Feb 04 2019

Charleston Music Fest Continues Chamber Music Season

By Nandini McCauley for The Island Connection The 2nd Monday Series will host Charleston Music Fest, both part of the College of Charleston School of the Arts, for a night of intimate chamber music on Monday, Feb. 11. Graduates of the prestigious Moscow Conservatory, faculty duo Natalia Khoma (cello) and Volodymyr Vynnytsky (piano) will present …

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Feb 01 2019

Beachwalker Park Closed Until April

By Renee Dickinson for The Island Connection Kiawah Beachwalker Park is temporarily closed to all visitors (including pedestrians) through early April so that the park can undergo extensive renovations and construction. The scope of the renovations include: The replacement of the boardwalk from the parking lot to the existing showers. The replacement of the showers …

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Feb 01 2019

Concert To Benefit HALOS

By Jennifer Richard for The Island Connection The Duke Pitchforks return to Charleston for the ninth year in a performance benefiting families where grandparents are raising grandchildren to keep them out of foster care. Each year, the all-male a capella group from Duke University delights the audience with a range of songs from contemporary hits …

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Jan 31 2019

Kiawah Island Town Council Meeting: January 8, 2019

By Katy Calloway, The Island Connection Managing Editor The first Kiawah Town Council meeting of the New Year was called to order with new councilmembers, Maryanne Connelly, Dan Prickett and Klaus Said present and accounted for. Following the Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Weaver described an unusual process for approving the minutes of the December 4 …

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Jan 30 2019

2019 Southeastern Wildlife Expo

By Stephanie Braswell for The Island Connection Stop by the Kiawah Visitors Center (4475 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy.) to get your tickets to the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE). This three-day showcase of everything we love about wildlife and nature is an event that is worth the trip downtown. Through an incredible lineup of events – from …

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Jan 29 2019

Adaptive Golf Comes To Kiawah Island

By Gregg Bragg, The Island Connection Sr. Staff Writer Kiawah resident Deborah A. Perelmuter graduated from Wharton with a B.Sc. in 1983, and earned her MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business in 1991. She is currently on leave from her position as Senior Vice President of Research and Statistics with the Federal …

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